Satellite-based Earth Observation Systems are currently undergoing a revolutionary technological development that is giving rise to new methods, products and insights in interdisciplinary academic research in sustainability science. Earth Observation methods range from the analysis of urban as well as rural areas, to the observation of long-term land use modifications and conversions, to the short-term assessment of natural hazards such as droughts and floods. In combination with socio-economic data, it is also possible to assess population groups in different regions of the world. Here, by integrating census and household data, the actual risk from factors favored by global change can be measured.
The use of new and innovative methods of earth observation will be adapted by students from both countries and various disciplines, learning to deal with complex data, to understand and discuss actual transformation processes of complex coupled socio-ecological systems and the dilemma of long-term decision making by the involved political/national actors. The Winter School is conducted by researchers from Geosciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering and the institute for peace and conflict studies carrying out research on the world risk report.
The Winter School is a virtual exchange course (lectures and workshops) with a self study preparation phase. The language will at all time be English.
February 3 2023 mandtory preparation meeting (Zoom)
February 3 2023 start of self study phase
March 27 to 31, 2023, 9-16 h Winter School (zoom)
May 2023 mandatory final presentation day (zoom)
Credits and registration
The Winter School is targeted at advanced Bachelor and Master students from a variety of backgrounds including Geography, Engineering, Social Science and Archeology with a high interest in interdisciplinary research and active project work in international student teams. Please note: As the program is international, the language (literature and discussions) will at all times be English. Thorough knowledge of English is mandatory.
Students can achive either 3, 5 or 6 ECTS according to their study program. Please contact your student advisory service bevor registration.
For RUB students the registration for the module is mandatory via Campus (following the links below). The application will start September 15, 2022, and will end December 31, 2022. Students from abroad please contact onductive lecturer Prof. Dr. Andreas Rienow via mail for registration. Please notice: For particiapation no admission fee is requested.
The Winter School is offered by the faculties of Geosciences, Engeneering and the Institut for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV). Conductive Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Andreas Rienow (Geography), Prof. Dr. Thomas van Dijk (Engeneering) and Daniel Weller (IFHV).